Glass House Point Weekend Run
I’ve been to a lot of Glass House Point shows. I think I’m close to 75 or so at this point. Basically, I’ve memorized all the in’s and out’s of their set and it’s almost become a bit monotonous. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love getting to photograph every show of theirs and being right next to them as they grow. It’s just that I’m so used to the set that it has become routine for me. However, I can say without a doubt that the last two shows Glass House Point played in Tallahassee and St. Augustine were some of the best I’ve ever seen. Their stage presence, the mix, the crowd interaction, just all of it was so incredible to witness. I even told the boys after the set in St. Augustine that the show they had just played was the first time in a long time that I really enjoyed one of their shows.
I also think that this run was the best I’ve ever performed as a photographer. I had miscellaneous photos from the day uploaded before the guys took the stage each night and I had the photos from their set uploaded before we were ready to leave the venue. The miscellaneous photos were mostly of the guys skateboarding but still. Besides these being two stand out shows for me, we had our fair share of obstacles on this run. The biggest one being that the key to get into the trailer broke off in the lock. So 30 minutes before load-in, we could not access any of the gear. We drove to the nearest hardware store, bought a pair of bolt cutters (which can not be returned by the way) and a spare lock, and attempted to cut the lock off. Attempted being the keyword. Trailer locks are not meant to be cut. We spent about 10 minutes trying to cut it, about 2 minutes trying to smash it off by hitting it with the bolt cutters and eventually had to cut the metal hinges that the lock was attached to. The back of the trailer is now sort of broken but at least we got to the gear. Unrelated to anything the guys did, but the bathroom at the venue in St. Augustine was the coolest one I’ve ever been in (there’s a photo in this post).
I’ve been working with Glass House Point for almost 3 years now and I can honestly say I wouldn't be where I am today without them. They hired me back when I was actually really bad and gave me the opportunity to grow and learn. It’s been an incredible experience to grow alongside them. I am very proud of them and very proud to have been able to work with them for so long. Okay, I am done being sappy now look at some of the photos from this trip.